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Brantford Barbershop Revival

Brantford's diverse and unique barbershops each offer something special to their new and loyal customers.

Maichina Veri, April 11, 2022 // Brantford, OntarioSink Or Swim Barbershop, 1 St. George St., Brantford.  Photo credit Paul Smith, Photohouse Studio.


Brantford’s barbershops are as unique as your own hairstyle. Personality and one-of-a-kind charm shine through the windows and reflect off the mirrors of these local hair masters. The original décor and creative vibes are entertaining to the artistic eye.

While all barbershops provide a similar service, no two are alike in their abilities or in the display of their shops. This city’s character, and characters, can be found in the walls of these inspiring businesses.


27 Darling St
Make an appointment to see Kyle at Brighteyes Barbershop, get a fresh cut and grab a coffee to go. Kyle keeps a clean shop, has a bunch of plant babies and a selection of amazing merch. A bright and welcoming space, even if you arrive as a stranger, you’ll leave as a friend.

Brighteyes Barbershop, 27 Darling St., Brantford.  Photo credit Paul Smith, Photohouse Studio.



70 Colborne St
At Cuba Fades, you’ll find a family-friendly environment that mixes the old school with new style. Three barbers, Miguel, Marloth and Drei, are passionate about barbering and love their jobs. Reach out to them today to book in for a style with a touch of Cuban flare.



120 Dalhousie St
In the centre of downtown Brantford you’ll find Fademaster - a barbershop with heart. This place has a comfortable atmosphere, provides excellent fades and has a high attention to detail. Lemard, who owns Fademaster, is a community leader who is killing it in this industry.



541 Colborne St
Whether you’re a scumbag, a gentleman or somewhere in between, visit Mike and Craig at Scumbags & Cavaliers for your next haircut or straight-razor shave. These community-minded guys will get you all cleaned up and ready to face your day.



1 St George St
Sink Or Swim won’t leave you floundering in disappointment as Qly has a high focus on the quality of his work. Qly will greet you with a smile and his kindness radiates throughout his shop. This traditional barbershop is also a clothing company, so you can get fresh and dressed in style.

Sink Or Swim Barbershop, 1 St. George St., Brantford.  Photo credit Paul Smith, Photohouse Studio. 


Thank you to all barbershops that allowed us to stroll in and take some photos of your amazing shops.


Maichina Veri is a writer based in Brantford, Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Montreal’s Concordia University and has a background in Journalism – Print from Niagara College. 

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